Consider yourself warned.
Just so the message wouldn’t get lost in the mail, Disney/Pixar released a new promo for its upcoming release Brave which will bow into theaters on June 22, 2012.
The timing probably couldn’t be better for the film and the holiday as it’s Merida’s strained relationship with her mother, Queen Elinor, that’s at the heart of the film, a taste of which is shown in the clip. Just for good measure, however, we get our first look at young Merida (at age six or so, I believe). Little Merida, for my money, even outshines and outcutes the Merida toddler doll currently on sale from Disney Store.
We have a bit of a round-up of recent news surrounding Disney/Pixar’s Brave all consolidated here for your enjoyment, thanks in part to bouts of extreme laziness.
First up is some more character concept art courtesy of Walt Disney Studios and Pixar, here of King Fergus, Queen Elinor and the triplets: Harris, Hubert and Hamish. The new concept art has been added to the beginning of our gallery below:
Next up is a commercial parody titled ‘KILT – by Ruff McLauren,’ which dares ask the question if you are ‘brave enough to wear one.’ It debuted on iTunes yesterday and is brought to us today by Walt Disney Studios UK.
Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have provided us with a couple of new stills as well as several pieces of concept art from its upcoming film Brave. The rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland serve as the backdrop for Brave, a new tale that joins the land’s ancient lore — stories of epic battles and mystical legends passed down for generations. Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, and produced by Katherine Sarafian, Brave is the grand adventure of Merida, a skilled archer who confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts to discover the true meaning of courage.
Princess Merida, the heroine of Disney/Pixar’s Brave, made a surprise appearance in Future World at Epcot yesterday. Although she will officially begin meeting guests in a play and greet environment at the Magic Kingdom starting later this month, she is apparently making random appearances as she gets acclimated to the harsh Orlando weather.
The original motion picture soundtrack to Disney/Pixar’s Brave will be released on June 19, 2012, just three days ahead of the film’s release, according to Amazon. While it’s known that Patrick Doyle has assumed the position of composer for the film’s soundtrack, little else is known regarding what else may be featured on the soundtrack in the way of additional music. According to the film’s article on Wikipedia, the soundtrack will feature a song performed by Julie Fowlis, but the quoted source only mentions that one of her songs was used in the television ad for the film, not that it would necessarily be included on the soundtrack itself (the song used has already been released).
Several photos have begun to surface on the interwebs within the past few hours featuring what appears to be the official meet & greet character for Princess Merida from Disney/Pixar’s Brave. While we have found multiple sources of photos for Merida, none of them explain where the photos originated, but it’s likely they came out of the CinemaCon tradeshow currently taking place in Las Vegas, where movie theater exhibitors were treated to the first 30 minutes of Brave last night in addition to a teaser for the Monsters Inc. prequel, Monsters University, and the other news regarding The Good Dinosaur and Lee Unkrich’s project set around the Mexican Day of the Dead holiday.
Variety is reporting that Pixar Animation Studios has provided updates on projects previously announced at last year’s Disney D23 Expo. The announcements came during the industry’s CinemaCon currently being held in Las Vegas, NV.
The first announcement is that Bob Peterson’s Dinosaur project (previously jokingly titled The Untitled Pixar Movie About Dinosaurs) is now titled The Good Dinosaur and will be released in theaters on May 30, 2014. The film centers on an alternate universe in which dinosaurs never became extinct and end up cohabiting with humans.
Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have provided us with his hi-res still from their upcoming film Brave. The stunning image features Princess Merida encountering one of the Will-o’-the-Wisps while being followed by a bear.
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Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. In Brave, a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts.
In honor of the first installment of the ‘Brave Stories’ released yesterday by Disney/Pixar, focusing on Princess Merida and her lot in life, Walt Disney Studios and Pixar Animation Studios have provided us with these poses and concept art for Merida (and her hair) and her faithful steed, Angus.
The rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland serve as the backdrop for Brave, a new tale that joins the land’s ancient lore — stories of epic battles and mystical legends passed down for generations. Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, and produced by Katherine Sarafian, Brave is the grand adventure of Merida, a skilled archer who confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts to discover the true meaning of courage.